Last week I was in San Diego for a conference. It is a beautiful town, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I ate Mexican food every day. A former classmate suggested I try a restaurant that happened to be a couple of blocks from my hotel.
There was a long line of customers waiting. They had a simple menu: tacos, tamales, and rolled tacos. Everything was greasy and delicious. I ordered a tamale filled with carnitas, among other things. The meat was tender and flavorful.